Duration: 45 minutes
Audience: Teachers (all levels of experience); academic management
Free download: Digital Teachers’ Rooms [Rose Aylett]
Case study: The Art of Planning Exhibition
From staff meetings to post-lesson chats over a cup of coffee, the traditional teachers’ room is a multi-purpose physical space where teachers plan, share ideas, socialise and train. But are current teachers’ rooms fit-for- purpose? With the rise in popularity of online, blended and mobile learning, our conceptualisation of the teachers’ room needs to change to reflect our ever-changing day-to-day use of digital technologies.
This presentation will explore the use of a selection of tools for teacher development ‘on the go’, transforming the traditional, physical teachers’ room into an interactive, mobile, online learning space.
During the session, reference will be made to a number of successful case studies from my work in Egypt, including: a digital lesson plan exhibition; monthly ‘Teach-up’ videos; and use of social media as interactive training platforms.
We will also discuss:
– Traditional and contemporary concepts of ‘space’
– The interpersonal and developmental function of communal focal points in traditional teachers’ rooms
– Platform selection for digital teachers’ rooms
– Issues for consideration when undertaking ‘digital renovations’